Nefeli Oikonomou (GR/SE) is a performing artist from Greece based and working in Sweden. Besides from working as a dancer, she has been creating her own choreographic work since 2006. Having been educated in Dance (MoC) and Design (UoA) she recently finished her Master in Choreography at DOCH and the interdisciplinary course Organizing Discourse in Konstfack University. She curated the Pracrising Transitions Festival at Wip Konsthall in Årstaberg and Rhymes mini-festival in Weld, which invited many artists with performances, open discussions, exhibitions, screenings and workshops. She is a partner in the duet D ANCER by Sebastian Lingserius, who premiered at MDT, and presented her own work Rhymes of Pleasure with premiere in Weld. She was awarded the LLB Wild Card Residence, ICI-CCN Montpellier, Life Long Burning, with the project 'Celebrate it'.Through the different meetings with artists she is searching for challenging ways to exchange, research and display and dive into unexpected affections. Her curiosity in dis-orienting norms and her interest in innovative approaches of co-moving navigate her choreographic inventory.

 

EDUCATION

2012-2014  Master Programme in Choreography (DOCH-University of Dance and Circus, Sweden)  

2006-2009 Professional Dance School of Despina Grigoriadou

2005-2012 Diploma in Design-Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering (Thesis on Cognitive Science and Choreography)

‘Performativity and gender’, Professional course on advanced level, Stockholm University, 2016
‘Dramaturgy and Performance analysis', Stockholm University, 2016
'Organizing Dicourse', Konstfack University, 2015
‘Somatic fields: on somatic practices, dance and subjectivation, DochUniversity, 2014

‘Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices’, DochUniversity 2014

Kinitiras Choreography Lab at Kinitiras Residency Center,3 months, 2012

“Simpraxi” Choreography Lab, Afroditi Vervenioti, Orestis Tanis, 5 months, 2010              

ChoreoLab at Kinitiras Studio, Antigoni Gira, 3 months, 2009

OWN WORK (sample)

'Rhymes of Pleasure' (RoP) performance, Weld, June 2017

'Rhymes' mini-festival, 5-10 June 2017, Weld

‘Inextricably Intertwined’ performance, Fest Happening Festival, Co-existing program, Kino Kultura Skopje, 2016
‘Pracrising Transitions’ Festival, WIP Konsthall, curating- performing, Årstaberg- Stockholm

‘CFT (Circuit Failure Transition)’ performance, MDT Theater,2014
‘Breathing Vibration’ performance at Basement, Forum Theater, in collaboration with Sandro Amaral and Thiago Granato-Basement context, 2013
‘Breathe it out’ performance, Festival Montpellier danse, ENSAD (Ecole nationale supérieure d’art dramatique), France
‘Deviation’ performance, Simpraxi Choreography Lab, KR Center
‘Empty Space’ performance, PDS of Despoina Grigoriadou, Akropol Theater, 2009

 

WORK AS PERFORMER (sample)

‘DANCER’ project, Sebastian Lingserius, MDT, Nordlys P-Noise festival (Philippines), Inkonst, Danscentrum, Kinitiras (Athens), 2016-2017
‘Construction worker’, Johan Lundin, Artten as part of Kulturnatt Stockholm,2016

Co-existing Lab presentation, Co-existing program, Kino Kultura Skopje, 2016

‘Haligh/a lie’, Caroline Byström, Dansmässan-Riksteatern och Danscentrum, 2015

‘Sapiens Zoo’ show, Quim Giron, Choreographic/dance consultancy, Subtopia

‘Handstand Forest’, Mikael Kristiansen, Choreographic/dance consultancy, Cirkus Cirkör, 2015
‘When you don't even care to doubt’, Aleksandar Georgiev, MDT Theater, 2014

‘Forest’ performance with Robert Steijn at Weld theatre, Sweden, 2013
‘Choise’ performance of nE! dance company at Kinisi Mavili, Empros theater,2012

‘Trilogy of contemporary dance’ performance, Katerina Rodiou, Polixoros Neou Kosmou Theater, 2010

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPS 

Paz Rojo, Jefta van Dinther, Litó Walkey, Myriam Van Imschoot, Noemi Salamon Robert Steijn, Jennifer Lacey, Andre Lepecki, Efva Lilja, Rasmus Ölme, Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke, Laura Aris Alvarez, Kristin Greco, Manuel Pelmus, Maya Lipsker, Thiago Granato, Sandro Amaral, Frey Faust, Benno Voorham, Linda Kapetanea & Jozef Frucek      

                 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Contemporary dance teaching, professional level, at Danscentrum /Stockholm and Danscentrum Väst/Gothenburg, Sweden

Ballet dance teaching at Step in Dansstudio, Sweden

Contemporary dance teaching, Wrong Movement Dance Organization, Athens

Contemporary dance and acrobatics, School of Aerial Acrobatics and Dance, Athens

Ballet dance teaching in the Model dance school of Katerina Rodiou, Athens

Creative dance teaching in the dance school of Sofia Siouri, Athens

Creative and ballet dance teaching in the dance school of Susan-Durant Mixalaki, Siros

Assistant teacher at the public school of Marousi and the dance school of Anna and Spiridoula Daskalou